Lusitanos XV

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Lusitanos XV
Founded 2013; 1 year ago (2013)
Location Lisbon, Portugal
Ground(s) Estádio Universitário de Lisboa (Capacity: 8,000)
Coach(es) Frederico Sousa
League(s) European Challenge Cup
2013–14 4th (Pool 5)

Lusitanos XV are a Portuguese professional rugby union representative team based in Lisbon which was created in September 2013 to compete in the 2013–14 European Challenge Cup.[1] It was announced by the Rugby governing body ERC on 2 September that the Portuguese team would hold their home games at Estádio Nacional.[2] However, all their home games were played at the Portuguese national rugby teams home stadium of Estádio Universitário de Lisboa.

The team is coached by national team coach Frederico Sousa.[3]

First season[edit]

The team was formed to represent Portugal in the Amlin Challenge Cup after the Spanish representatives Olympus Rugby XV withdrew from the competition.[3] The first game was held on 10 October 2013, against Stade Français, a game which they lost 61–3 at Stade Jean-Bouin.[4]

Fixtures[edit]

Date Opponents Venue Result Score Scorers Attendance Match Report
10 Oct 2013 France Stade Français Stade Jean-Bouin L 3 – 61 Pen: Cabral 6,314 report
19 Oct 2013 England London Irish Estádio Universitário de Lisboa L 6 – 67 Pen: Cabral (2) 1,500 report
7 Dec 2013 Italy Cavalieri Prato Stadio Enrico Chersoni L 22 – 40 Try: Cunha, Fragoso Mendes (2); Con: Covas, Penha e Costa; Pen: Covas 600 report
12 Dec 2013 Italy Cavalieri Prato Estádio Universitário de Lisboa L 19 – 30 Try: Fragoso Mendes, Foro, Salgueiro; Con: Penha e Costa (2) 500 report
11 Jan 2014 England London Irish Madejski Stadium L 3 – 79 Pen: Leal 4,714 report
16 Jan 2014 France Stade Français Estádio Universitário de Lisboa L 15 – 48 Try: Bettencourt, Miranda; Con: Penha e Costa; Pen: Penha e Costa 350 report

Pool five table[edit]

Team P W D L PF PA Diff TF TA TB LB Pts
France Stade Français 6 5 0 1 202 75 +127 27 6 4 0 24
England London Irish 6 5 0 1 293 65 +228 41 6 4 0 24
Italy Cavalieri Prato 6 2 0 4 100 198 −98 12 28 2 1 11
Portugal Lusitanos XV 6 0 0 6 68 325 −257 8 47 0 0 0
Source : www.ercrugby.com
Points breakdown:
*4 points for a win
*2 points for a draw
*1 bonus point for a loss by seven points or less
*1 bonus point for scoring four or more tries in a match

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Portuguese club to compete in Amlin Challenge Cup". Ercrugby.com. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  2. ^ http://www.ercrugby.com/eng/news/22029.php#.UiS1Kza-2So
  3. ^ a b "Sousa hoping Lusitanos XV will learn". Ercrugby.com. 2 September 2013. Retrieved 21 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Stade start in style". Ercrugby.com. 10 October 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 

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